Thursday, April 27, 2006

Mob Rule

Quick question: What happens to a democracy when political parties get in the habit of claiming that the opposing party is "at war with humanity"?

2 comments:

The Pagan Temple said...

People pay less and less attention to them, as this kind of hyperbole is why voter turnout is so typicaly low. If anybody is at war with humanity, it is the politicians of both parties, and the voters caught on to that a long time ago.

Rufus said...

I'll buy that. There's little that's more depressing than this conviction they all seem to have that the only way to talk to us is as if we're stupid.